I've been tooling around with ideas for building a Warlord or Emperor class titan for years. Since I've recently read Titanicus, the idea has formed into a plan of action, somewhat.
My idea is simple. Use PVC pipe to create the skeleton and pistons. Then, use plastic 28mm scale buildings and pieces and parts to build the titan's armor. Then, add either forgeworld or customized weapons, head, battlements, etc...
First, I've fallen in love with the Fortress of Redemption terrain piece made by Games Workshop. The 2 round bunkers that come with the model are perfect for making the feet of my titan and I think I can squeeze two shin guard armor pieces from the tower. Now, this puts the knees at about 15 inches tall. I think that will make the hips be at about 20 inches, for an overall height of 40". That would definitely make this a Emperor class or a very large Warlord. I think the popular belief is that a Lucius pattern Warlord should stand at about 30-35 inches.
So, my next step is to identify some pieces to act as thigh armor, torso, shoulders, control room, and super structure. I'm thinking about using two bastions and a few manufactorums as the superstructure pieces.
I want the model to look as if it could actually work. So, the joints, actuators, power lines, hydraulic lines, walkways, power plant, etc will all be modeled. I've been thinking about making the manufactorums into a good model of a nuclear hydrothermal power plant. This would require a large water tank, heat transfer, condenser tanks, turbines, cooling towers, and the main nuclear material containment building. All of this would be modeled as a large multiple part backpack looking structure on the back and shoulders of the model, with the cooling towers rising up behind the turrets of the super structure.
Last edited by jaysen; 07-21-11 at 07:00 AM.